BCCI announce Rs 125 crore prize money for Team India after T20 World Cup win

Written by Abhishek Patil

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced a whopping Rs. 125 crore prize money for the senior men’s Indian side after their T20 World Cup 2024 title triumph over South Africa in Barbados on Saturday.

BCCI secretary Jay Shah announced the prize money on social media on Sunday, stating: “I am pleased to announce prize money of INR 125 Crores for Team India for winning the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. The team has showcased exceptional talent, determination, and sportsmanship throughout the tournament. Congratulations to all the players, coaches, and support staff for this outstanding achievement.”

According to the International Cricket Council’s announcement, India pocketed a tournament prize money of $2.45 million (Rs. 20.42 crore) after clinching the title with their seven-run win in the final while runners-up South Africa bagged a $1.28 million (Rs. 10.67 crore) prize money.

The win under the leadership of Rohit Sharma marked an ICC title drought of 11 years since India’s Champions Trophy win in England in 2013 and also their first T20 World Cup title since the inaugural edition in 2007 in South Africa.

Senior stars Rohit, Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja also announced their retirements from the T20I format shortly after their historic win in Bridgetown over South Africa. Rohit and Virat call time on their stint in the format as the top two highest run-getters in the format and the T20 World Cup across editions.

Head coach and former captain Rahul Dravid also completed his tenure with the team on a high, winning his first major ICC tournament with the national team.

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